- Tolerance is the natural or acquired ability to endure large or increasing amounts of a specified substance.
- Tolerance can increase gradually over a period of years, even months. The development of tolerance may vary from person to person depending on an individuals biological make-up and/or genetic predisposition.
- An individuals BAC refers to the Blood Alcohol Concentration of the amount of concentrated alcohol in ones blood.
- There are five factors that effect BAC
- How much you weigh
- How fast you drink
- How much you drink
- How many hours you’ve been drinking
- Whether there is any food or other beverage in your stomach
|1 to 2 drinks in one hour||.02% to .06%||Association Area of cerebrum||Reason, Judgement||Dizziness, less inhibited behavior, over estimation of skills, less sound judgement, slower reaction time.|
|3 to 5 drinks in one hour||.06% to 10%||Entire Cerebrum||Reason, Judgement, Senses, Motor, Coordination, Vision, Speech||Slurring of Speech, blurring of vision, loss of coordination(including those skills needed for driving)|
|5 to 7 drinks in one hour||.12% to .15%||Entire Cerebrum||Reason, Judgment, Senses, Motor, Coordination, Vision, Speech, Hearing||
Double vision, drowsiness, loss of balance, clumsiness
|8-10 drinks in one hour||.30% to .40%||Limbic System||All of the above functions plus: Respiration, Heart Rate||
Deep Sleep, Coma